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Breaking exclusive: NLU Delhi will battle National University of Singapore (NUS) in the finals of the prestigious Asia Pacific rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot, the decisive moot in the second edition of the Mooting Premier League sponsored by Allen & Overy, which saw a three Indian teams in the Jakarta-based semi-finals.

In the semi-finals MPL top-ranked Nalsar Hyderabad lost to NLU Delhi and GNLU Gandhinagar lost to NUL Singapore, confirmed two reliable NLU Delhi sources independently.

The all-third-year NLU Delhi team consists of veteran mooter Hardeep Singh with Aditya Sharma and Nishith Mishra.

This Tier 2 Global Championship Moot awards a massive 30 points for a win and 25 for a runner-up and 15 points for semi-finalists with high points also going for honourable mentions and individual citations.

Nalsar is now a guaranteed MPL 2 winner but NLU Delhi is poised to take the third position from NLSIU Bangalore and perhaps also leapfrog NUJS Kolkata after this moot, if the team gathers any individual citations.

NLU Delhi is only 29 points behind NLSIU Bangalore and 32 points below NUJS Kolkata, the third and second-ranked colleges respectively.

The final will take place at roughly 4pm Indian time in Indonesia, Jakarta.

In 2010 NLSIU Bangalore lost in the Asia Pacific finals of the Manfred Lachs to NUS, just missing out on defending its 2009 Manfred Lachs world title.

Allen & Overy is the sponsor of the MPL 2 and is hosting an international finance and corporate course at Nalsar Hyderabad between 4 and 8 July.

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Like +4 Object -1 Orwell 05 Jun 11, 15:57
"Illogical Judging at the International Rounds, too." This is what the students of the so-called top law schools would come and spew, because NLS, which won the ISRO funding rounds, didn't make it big at the Asia-pacific rounds.

By the way, no one lent credence when we said the team of the NLS was not good. So, to all those who were steadfast and refused to accept the reality, accept the truth(bitter to you) atleast now.

And a bravo to NLU Delhi and NALSAR..!
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Like +0 Object -0 MS 05 Jun 11, 16:10
Brilliant show by the National Law Schools. Their quality can't be questioned. I so wish i was a part of this elite group of law schools:( all the best to NLU Delhi
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Like +1 Object -0 Freedom 05 Jun 11, 16:17
Ahh............

Good Going guys.

I hope our college cracks it and goes to the world rounds.

And Indian law schools are doing amazing in moots.

Go NLUD.
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Like +0 Object -3 nick 05 Jun 11, 16:21
@# Orwell --- Your words reflect you insecurities with the National law Schools...Perhaps you couldn't achieve what NLS,GNLU,NLU Delhi and NALSAR did. NLS lost in the semi's and what matters there is you performance. Perhaps NLU D was a little better for that matter. If you'v ever mooted you'd known this simple fact. What matters is that these NLU's have performed at the International level as well. I bet you are from some Third Grade Private law institute frustrated over the fact that you don't get these opportunities and resources. Most of the Non- Nations don't even have access to databases like Heinonlin, west law and lexis-Nexis. Instead of appreciating the remarkable performance,you seem to be an ardent critic of the National law schools. I wish a good future for a loser like you,because you'll have to struggle to make your presence felt in the legal fraternity but with us the students of National law schools...its a cake walk...given our acumen and the brand .
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Like +0 Object -0 SPUTNICK 05 Jun 11, 20:09
"NLS lost in the semi's" and what matters there is you performance.

The article says NALSAR lost in Semis to NLU?
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Like +2 Object -2 Nishant 05 Jun 11, 16:30
FUCK. I wish I had joined NLUD. I am stuck in Bhopal now :(
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Like +2 Object -0 Me 05 Jun 11, 17:43
So LI publishes profanity on its website these days.. interesting... Makes me wonder what the entire point of an administrator 'moderating' comments is

Quoting Nishant:
FUCK. I wish I had joined NLUD. I am stuck in Bhopal now :(
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Like +0 Object -0 geniousjeet2000 05 Jun 11, 16:36
@ Kian Ganz
It's not National University of Law Singapore, it's Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS)
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 05 Jun 11, 16:43
Thanks, sorry for the unintentional error!
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Like +0 Object -0 @nick 05 Jun 11, 16:51
you seem to dyslexic. Nowhere in my post did sound insecure. I have no need to be. I'm a consummate mooter and did not brickbat any of the Lawschools. In fact, I did give NALSAR and NLUD a bravo. So, henceforward, whenever u pass a commentary, read what's written duly.
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Like +0 Object -0 aa 17 Jun 11, 09:32
No 'consummate' mooter uses words like 'henceforward'. Get a dictionary.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anuj 05 Jun 11, 17:07
@nishant: Dude I may get into Bhopal and GNLU, tell me which do I choose? Tell me about Bhopal man, please.
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Like +0 Object -0 Unbiased Advisor 05 Jun 11, 17:22
Choose GNLU.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anuj 06 Jun 11, 20:08
Quoting Unbiased Advisor:
Choose GNLU.

Isn't Bhopal supposed to be in the TOP 3 and all?
Please man, tell me about the drawbacks. I am a Gujarat resident anyway, but I got high enough marks in CLAT to jussst get Bhopal.
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Like +0 Object -0 Kidding 06 Jun 11, 21:11
Are you kidding? College listed in CLAT list are in accordance with their seniority.

Top 3 prefer should be - NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS . Then comes NLUJ/NLIU
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Like +0 Object -0 Me 06 Jun 11, 21:49
Second that. The CLAT list would never put colleges in the order of "ranking" based on quality. Common sense dude. The order is the order of seniority in establishment. Your order should be NLSIU, Nalsar, NUJS, NLUJ, NLIU/GNLU

Quoting Kidding:
Are you kidding? College listed in CLAT list are in accordance with their seniority.

Top 3 prefer should be - NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS . Then comes NLUJ/NLIU
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Like +0 Object -1 @ LI 05 Jun 11, 17:53
did nujs participate in the moot (given that they are in the 2nd position in MPL it is worthwhile for readers to know this fact)? if they did participate did they get eliminated in prelims?
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Like +0 Object -1 Duh! 05 Jun 11, 18:50
Its not like you can participate in the Asia Pacific Rounds. Your memo has to be selected amongst the top 20 memos in Asia Pacific to qualify for this round
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Like +1 Object -1 Dunkirk! 05 Jun 11, 18:56
Oh. Yahaan the Great Law School fight nahi ho raha?

Seems like they are too involved in Ramdev Baba's hunger hadtaal
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Like +3 Object -3 NLU student 05 Jun 11, 19:34
congrats. NLU delhi got all funding frm college to participate in Asia-Pacific rounds, many other good teams could not make it bcos of deficit of funds..
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Like +0 Object -2 @12 05 Jun 11, 20:08
and also because not teams got thru to the top 20.
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Like +0 Object -0 NLU student 05 Jun 11, 20:11
@12 i got through !!
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Like +5 Object -0 Anjaney 05 Jun 11, 20:20  interesting
Very proud of Jagdish, Ridhi and Priyanka!
You guys have done extremely well!
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Like +0 Object -2 NLU 05 Jun 11, 21:01
@ 12

NALSAR, NLU-Delhi, GNLU, NLS, GLC and HNLU made it to the Asia Pacific Rounds. And every team participated in the Asia Pacific Round.

No idea which college you are talking about.
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Like +1 Object -0 ... 06 Jun 11, 00:24
NLUJ also got through to the Asia Pacific Rounds but they didn't go for some reason.
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Like +1 Object -0 AMITY LAW SCHOOL, DELHI 06 Jun 11, 00:30
The team from Amity Law School, Delhi (GGSIP UNIVERSITY) qualified based on their memorials. However, they could not go as our exams are presently in session and the University does not allow for exemptions from the final semester examinations under any circumstances whatsoever.
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Like +0 Object -0 Moot News 05 Jun 11, 21:02
NLU, Delhi was the runners up in the competition.
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Like +0 Object -0 NLU, Delhi 05 Jun 11, 21:14
Nishith, Harry and Aditya we are really proud of you guys.
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Like +1 Object -0 tarang 05 Jun 11, 21:26
Good going !
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Like +0 Object -0 . 05 Jun 11, 22:54
No tarang, she got 3rd best oralist award!
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Like +0 Object -0 NLS 05 Jun 11, 21:36
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NUJS did not make it to the Asia Pacific Rounds
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Like +0 Object -0 @16 05 Jun 11, 21:38
GLC made it to Asia Pacific through the mem rounds, but the team didn't go. Not because of lack of funds, but coz 1 of the speakers didn't get leave from work!
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Like +2 Object -1 GNLU 05 Jun 11, 21:39
@ 4 (NICK)

NLS did not lose in the semis they were out after the prelims of the Asia Pacific.
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Like +0 Object -1 Sandu 05 Jun 11, 22:31
wow..now GNLU is going to be 6th on the table now once it is updated with 35 points from this moot...trailing behind NLU Jodhpur by 1.5 points...This should silence all the critics... be it moots or placements...no one has grown the way GNLU has...and my Kudos!! goes to NLU Delhi as well...remarkable performance for a young law school....
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Like +2 Object -1 @All 05 Jun 11, 23:56
RGNUL made it too. It's team, however, did not partake since the university decided not to fund.
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Like +13 Object -4 Saw? 06 Jun 11, 00:01  interesting
Did anyone see this on NLS Website

"NLS mooters leave for regional rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition to be held in Indonesia between 3rd and 5th June 2011."

I could not stop laughing. Dont they have anything else to share :P
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Like +1 Object -1 Classic Milds 06 Jun 11, 00:57
Just one word:

LOL
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Like +1 Object -1 Ha Ha! 06 Jun 11, 11:10
ROFL!
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Like +0 Object -4 Nice Nicknames 06 Jun 11, 16:04
Before making fun of teams like NUJS and NLS, please note that the aggregate marking system was used, which is one of the, if not the, worst systems of scoring.

Even Jessup uses the round point!
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Like +3 Object -2 ya right 06 Jun 11, 18:45
yeah, so here we are. NLS and NUJS lost not coz they couldnt perform well but coz the scoring system was faulty.

I dont understand why cant these people simply accept defeat. I mean is it that hard to accept that teams like NALSAR, NLUD and GNLU performed better than them in a moot? Just another moot guys! Relax!
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Like +0 Object -0 Abhay Singh 06 Jun 11, 21:47
NLSIU believes it has an unparalleled dominance. Move over NLSIU, Gayatri Devi College of Law, Jaipur is here!
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Like +0 Object -0 Provide data 06 Jun 11, 00:56
Please give the data regarding the teams which could not make it to Asia Pacefic Rounds.
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Like +0 Object -0 NUJS 06 Jun 11, 01:25
NUJS did not qulaify for the Asia Pacific rounds. In the India rounds also they were eliminated in the prelims.
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Like +0 Object -0 NUJS 07 Jun 11, 09:21
And where did u get that from? NUJS broke first at NLS. The lost out in the quarters.

And they were very much there at Jakarta. They got the 3rd best memo award also.
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Like +1 Object -1 GNLU 06 Jun 11, 01:26
NUJS did not make it to the Asia pacific rounds as their memo was not in top 20
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Like +0 Object -0 NLUD 06 Jun 11, 01:36
Just speaks about the quality of the students at NLUD. First Jessup and now this.

Way to go!
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Like +2 Object -1 Jindalite 06 Jun 11, 03:30
NLUD is really turning into a University to reckon with, especially when it comes to mooting. And their Delhi location really helps in that end. Great going NLUD!
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Like +1 Object -1 Nujs 06 Jun 11, 07:51
Nujs did qualify for the asian round.

At jakarta, we didn't make it to the semis. But we got the 3rd best memo award.
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Like +4 Object -1 hnlu-kickass 06 Jun 11, 11:49
HNLU WON BEST MEMORIAL AT THE ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDS
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Like +2 Object -1 juslikedat 06 Jun 11, 12:23
I think you should mention that Hnlu WON THE BEST MEMORIAL AT THE ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDS WHEN YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT THE MOOT COURT COMPETITION.CONGRATS HNLU
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Like +0 Object -1 geniousjeet2000 06 Jun 11, 13:54
Proud of you Guys... Harry, Aditya and Nishith.....

This is the NLUD style of responding to ctirics. :)
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Like +4 Object -0 MeanBitch 06 Jun 11, 14:00
@Geniousjeet2000: Am certain it is, just like your spelling of 'genius'.
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Like +0 Object -2 Freedom 06 Jun 11, 19:23
If you go by the name of the poster.


Then perhaps you are missing the irony.
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Like +0 Object -0 #law student 07 Jun 11, 11:43
I dunno if this is true but some of the comments mention HNLU having won the prize for the best memo. If correct, then that definitely deserves a mention.

Congratulations to all the winners :)
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Like +0 Object -0 LS 10 Jun 11, 22:20
Way to guys!

All the law schools - NALSAR, GNLU and especially, NLUD!

Well done!
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